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Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Moist soil rich in clay greets the nose along with notes of charry wood, cinnamon, and beefy. This is a bit sweet and soft in the mouth with a hard currant, candied fruit edge that’s a touch diffuse but really quite balanced with nice inner mouth tension and a seductive feel. The finish shows a touch darker with a lovely black cherry finale. 90pts

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Château Branaire-ducru:
This estate was founded when a Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought part of the neighbouring Chateau Beychevelle estate in 1680. The Duluc name was added when his daughter Marie married a Pierre de Luc and the Ducru name when a Gustave Ducru inherited the estate in 1875.The actual chateau was constructed in 1824.It became a fourth growth in the famous 1855 classification. It was bought by businessma... Read more
This estate was founded when a Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought part of the neighbouring Chateau Beychevelle estate in 1680. The Duluc name was added when his daughter Marie married a Pierre de Luc and the Ducru name when a Gustave Ducru inherited the estate in 1875.The actual chateau was constructed in 1824.It became a fourth growth in the famous 1855 classification. It was bought by businessman Patrick Maroteaux in 1988 and he has invested a great deal of time and money on the estate and the chateau. There are vineyards spread across the appellation now totaling 60 hectares planted with 70% cabernet sauvignon,22% merlot,4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. The average vine age is 35 years.There is a second wine called Duluc de Branaire-Ducru and there are also 3.5 hectares in the Haut-Medoc appellation and the wine from them is called Haut-Medoc de Branaire-Ducru Read less

Editorial Reviews for Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
4.00 5
04/23/2012

Moist soil rich in clay greets the nose along with notes of charry wood, cinnamon, and beefy. This is a bit sweet and soft in the mouth with a hard currant, candied fruit edge that’s a touch diffuse but really quite balanced with nice inner mouth tension and a seductive feel. The finish shows a touch darker with a lovely black cherry finale. 90pts


Member Reviews for Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Snooth User: Sandro Nunes
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4.00 5
10/04/2012

Very good!


Snooth User: Barberolo
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3.50 5
01/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/01/2011

Incredibly dark in color, but not a lot of weight on the palate. There are notes of candied cherry on the nose, and this wine has subtle tannins making it very smooth in the mouth. John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flowers and crushed rocks always provide Branaire with a distinctive perfume. In the mouth, there is impressive purity, a powerful yet elegant style, noticeable but sweet tanni... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
06/30/2010

Records of the Branaire-Ducru estate go back to the 17th century and the château was classified a fourth top growth in 1855. Château Branaire-Ducru currently has fifty hectares of vines, mostly old Cabernet Sauvignon, located in the commune of Saint-Julien.The wine is outstandingly elegant, with a highly individual flavour typical of the finest that its prestigious appellation can offer. Since 1991, the wine has been made in a state-of-the-art vatroom using gravity flow. This enables the grapes to be handled with the utmost care in order to bring out the pure taste that expresses the quality of the vineyard. The wine is château-bottled after traditional ageing in oak barrels. Branaire-Ducru has a second wine, Duluc de Branaire-Ducru, which is primarily made from young vines.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/29/2011

Dark and winey, with mouthfilling crushed currant and plum fruit pushed by even more fig paste and linzer torte notes. Lots of smoldering tobacco, charcoal and iron drives the finish, which has ample but integrated grip. Best from 2013 through ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


External Review
05/18/2010

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